Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    My search didn't come up with an Edward Green shoe porn thread, but if one exists do tell me and I'll move this pair to where they'd belong.

    EG MTO: model Sandringham in whiskey shell cordovan, double oak leather soles with steel toe guards, storm welt, last 606. EG's machines left hefty marks on the shell's surface, I wouldn't recommend their MTO service for all you cordo enthusiasts.

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  2. SpooPoker

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    Wow, I see the machine marks... I wonder how that passed inspection? Nice shoes though, I remember seeing these on B&S.
     


  3. apropos

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    I'm not sure I see the 'marks', but what is concerning me more are the ripples around the welt.
     


  4. SpooPoker

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    Look just outside the stitching...

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  5. kev777

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    I'm afraid the marks are very evident and , to be honest, really quite shocking for a shoe of supposed "Finest Shoes In England For The Discerning Few!" Maybe the OP can inform us if the shoes were actually "factory seconds" as to be honest i wouldnt accept those as firsts. Maybe, at the moment, Edward Green could be done under the Trade Descriptions Act for the Finest Shoes statement as they clearly are not. Its all quite depressing that theyre putting out shoes like that.
     


  6. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    kev77, I bought these on SF's sales page from a trustworthy member. He had them MTO and I got them back when I still used derbies, but the last was too pointy and so I sold them onwards. Now they reside in the US, can't recall the member who bought the pair. Anyways, no point is favouring EG anymore as G&G have established themselves as England's finest.
     


  7. kev777

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    Many thanks for your response, not to wish to labour a point but i wonder why the original MTO client accepted these i certainly wouldnt. Although thinking about it he may well have accepted a rebate off EG and them "moved them on!" I suppose at the right price they would still perform well and still look good. Many thanks for showing them to us VRaivio.
     


  8. apropos

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    Holy moly!

    I actually thought those were marks from after the first wear!
     


  9. Cuttingboard

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    Beautiful shoe...would be scared to wear in public!!
     


  10. Francisco D'Anconia

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    ^ Those look good. I can't figure out why AE doesn't make the Boston in brown calf in their standEd inventory. They should.
     


  11. Achillus

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    The Edward Green shoes are nice.
     


  12. MalfordOfLondon

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  13. SpooPoker

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    Those are a send back job. Why would you not simply buy a pair of NOS vintage shell gunboats on eBay? Those are very ordinary gunboats in last shape IMO.
     
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  15. kev777

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    Agreed but he cant as he bought them from the guy who had them MTO'd. Would be interesting to see what would happen if he did contact EG regarding the obvious marks???
     


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